Fábio dos Santos Ferreira, Caroline Prudente Dias, Rodrigo Santiago Barbosa Rocha, Larissa Salgado de Oliveira Rocha
The study aimed to verify the influence of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy associated with the Ziclague® herbal medicine on spasticity, functionality in the upper paretic segment and quality of life of chronic hemiparetics. An experimental, longitudinal, prospective and quantitative study was carried out, with a sample consisted of six chronic hemiparetic volunteers with mean age of 50 ± 13 years, submitted to a modified protocol associated with the bioproduct Ziclague® during 24 sessions, 60 minutes each, twice a week on alternate days and assessed before, during and after the 24 sessions, by the Modified Ashworth Scale, FuglMeyer Motor Assessment and Specific Quality of Life Scale for stroke. The results revealed a significant improvement (p≤0.05) in the spasticity of the pronators and finger flexors among the phases pre-treatment and after 24 sessions, as well as an improvement in the motor function of the affected upper limb between the pre-treatment and after 24 sessions and among 12 sessions and 24 sessions, and a significant improvement in quality of life between the pre-treatment and after 24 sessions. It was concluded that Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy associated with the Ziclague® Phytotherapic constitutes a form of effective rehabilitation in the motor function and in the modulation of the affected upper limb tonus, improving the quality of life of chronic hemiparetic patients.